Question about Hotpoint Ultima WF865 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Intermitant water leak.

I have had the machine for approx 18 months, and now intermitantly it leaks water over the floor during it's cycle. I have removed the rear cover and cleaned out the filter, but it is still happening. I have noticed slight water streaks come from the front door seal, but on close inspection all looks ok + i cleaned the seal just in case. I still have the same problem.

Posted by on

  • paulilona May 10, 2009

    every now and then my washer leaks from the bottom left hand corner but i can never find where from?

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I had a leak from the soap dispenser of my Hotpoint WF865. I worked out that the gloopy nature of the fabric conditioner was not allowing it to escape from the blue part of the soap tray via the siphon outlet. When additional water was injected into the soap tray, it just ran across the surface of the gloopy fabric conditioner and out of the front of the soap tray. THE CURE is simply to dilute the fabric conditioner 50:50 before putting it into the soap tray. The intermittent nature of the leak is due to sometimes not using fabric conditioner. It's also worth cleaning out the siphon part of the blue insert. We now have a leak free machine!

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Ad

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 641 Answers

Put a newspaper under the machine, it will help you to find out from where does the water leaks. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our 3 month old machine started making a high pitched squeel the other day during the wash cycle. Now it has started on the rinse cycle on the Quick setting. Model LD149.


I share your frustration with the same machine. Mine is approx 3-4 months old and within the first month i had a leak at the base of the machine which was fixed under warranty. The following month the machine started leaving water in the base of the unit after the wash cycle was complete. LG claim it is an electronic fault in the circuit board. I have refused repair and am now claiming a replacement with them. I don't feel it is acceptable for a machine that's only 3months old to give problems such as these.

Mar 28, 2011 | LG LD-1420T1 Dishwasher

1 Answer

Amana washer model# nav4800aww leaks water on the floor while washing large loads. Now it does it on all loads.


firstly remove rear cover and check during running if any hose is leak?
or-
water seal inside drum is leak for this drum has to be open. mostly bearing are damager due to water entering bearings. so bearing are needs replacement.

Nov 05, 2009 | Amana Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool duet washer model # GHW9100W pours water on the floor


1. Find out where the leak is coming from. Does it leak constantly or during one part of the cycle?
A constant leak means the leak is in the valve where the hoses hook to the washer, the supply valves, or the lines to the washer from the water supply.
The other two options are when the washer is agitating or pumping the water out between cycles.


2. See if it leaks during both cycles and the test there would be to lift the lid just as it starts to drain and wait to see if the water stops leaking.
If it doesn't, then run the drain cycle to see if it gets worse or better.
Results may not be immediate as it would take a few minutes for whatever water there to finish dripping.


3. Wait until the water has been pumped out, lift the lid and check the drip again.
When the location of the leak has been determined, unless the washer has been frozen, most leaks can be fixed without parts and just using hand tools.
If you have an older, top load washer, the back or front will come off so you can observe where the leak is coming from.

WARNING. You are working with a moving, electrically hot machine that could flood.
You must take your time and not put your hand or hair in somewhere that can catch you.
You should not have to get into the upper control center, thus reducing the shock hazard.

4. Before turning the machine on, remove a cover. On some washers, there are two screws on the bottom L & R front corners that take the front panel loose.
Once the screws are removed, the front cover is hinged at the top and you simply pull the bottom away from the machine until it comes un-hooked, and set the cover aside.

There shouldn't be many exposed wires or ends, but a few. Don't touch the terminals or lay something metal in the machine that could fall on the terminals.


5. Take a flashlight, look for obvious leaks or better, water stains around nuts, hose clamps, etc.
Most likely you'll see some water residue here and there and that would be normal as a washer is wet. Look for puddles, long white streaks, calcium deposits.
Most likely, you won't find standing water, but some clues of where you should look when the machine is running.
Unless this leak is so obivous you can see what's wrong, you don't need to start it and you should repair the problem.
Once possible areas have been identified, you should start the machine as if you had a load in it and start to watch for the leak.

WARNING- Make sure you have no tools laying in the machine and you are out of the way. There are spinning parts and live wires once you turn the machine on.
Stay clear, and watch your hair and hands.

Once the machine is full and starts its cycle, look for leaks.
Let the machine do its cycle and as it goes into each part of the cycle, look for the leak.
Once you find a drip, stop the machine by lifting the lid or pulling out on the control knob, and now observe more closely.
Remember, water runs down; where it drips is not necessarily the place of origin.

6 Find the leak and make the needed adjustment (which will be all that is necessary most of the time).
If it is a part you need, get the make, model number and serial number of the washer and call an appliance parts dealer or repair service if you don't think you can repair the problem.



If the washing machine leaks water while it is filling, pull it away from the wall and see if the water drips from the inlet hoses or valves as the unit fills.
If it does, tighten the faucet packing nuts. Then, inspect the hoses and replace them if they have become cracked.
Also look for cracks in the casing of the inlet valves. Unplug the unit and lift the top to better inspect the valves.

Replace any valves that are cracked.

Valves usually crack when the hot water in the house water supply is heated to greater than 170 degrees.
They also crack if the house is left cold during the water and water is not drained from the unit. A cracked inlet nozzle can leak during fill.
The leaking water will drip down the outside of the tub and collect under the unit. Be sure that the hose connected to the inlet nozzle is tightly clamped.
Replace the nozzle if you find cracks in it.

If the leaking occurs at some time during the wash sequence other than when the machine is filling with water, unplug the unit, remove the back panel and examine the parts under the machine.
You can make a closer inspection by tipping the unit over onto it's front or side.

Tighten hose clamps that have become loose. If water is leaking from the pump, replace the pump.

The gasket between the tub and the splash guard may wear out and leak. To check the gasket, lift the top and remove the snubber and splash guard.
Replace a worn gasket. A hole in the bottom of the tub can develop.
If the hole is less than 1/4 inch in diameter, remove the agitator and basket and seal the hole.
If the hole is larger, replace the washing machine or tub.




Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Jul 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore washing machine series 90 is leaking


Tip the washer onto the front and you will be able to see through the bottom to look for leaks.

May 31, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer leaks during spin cycle


If the machine is leaking then the bolt on the drum need to be tightened. you can acces them by removing the top or rear cover of the machine. If the machine is wobbling it need to be leveled or a shock absorber or spring connected to the drum has come loose or needs to be replaced

May 31, 2009 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 - water leak not from hoses - could it be the pump?


Hi Gleen you probably need to remove the rear cover to expose the in side of machine.
Note if you could post a model number I could tell you for sure what would be the best way get to the pump.

Dec 13, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool® 4.6 Cu. Ft. Cabrio® HE Washer leaking water


coins may have breached the outer tub. expensive way to learn to remove loose objects fro clothes before washing them

Sep 14, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

GWL11 Machine adds water during spin cycle and leaks on floor


diverter valve is not switching to pump the water out. instead it is resurculating back into the tub.

Oct 14, 2007 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Leaking water on floor during drain cycle


First the source of the leak needs to be identified. pull the machine out from under the counter and remove the left side panel exposing the blue float assembly. Turn the machine on and observe the fill cycle. if water comes out anywhere on the fill mechanism then the inlet valve needs to be replaced. once the machine has filled and begun to cycle cancel the program and drain the unit. observe closly where the leak is happening. a leak during drain usually indicated a leaking drain hose.

Feb 05, 2007 | Bosch SHU9915UC Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint Ultima WF865 Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Washing Machines Experts

Eric Taylor

Level 3 Expert

590 Answers

Richard C Cohen
Richard C Cohen

Level 2 Expert

157 Answers

Onofrio Taverna
Onofrio Taverna

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...